Marcus Freeman Biography
Marcus Freeman is a well-known American former linebacker and football coach who is currently the head coach at the University of Notre Dame. Freeman previously served at Notre Dame as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach in 2021.
Marcus Freeman Age
Marcus was born in Dayton, Ohio, United States, on 10 January 1986. He is 37 years old.
Marcus Freeman Height
Freeman stands at a height of 1.85 m tall.
Marcus Freeman Education
Marcus attended Wayne High School for his high school education. Later on, he joined Ohio State University for further studies.
Marcus Freeman Family
He was born in Dayton, Ohio, United States to his caring parents Michael and Chong. Freeman has an older brother called Michael Jr.
Marcus Freeman Wife
Marcus got married to his pretty wife Joanna in 2010. The duo has six children.
Marcus Freeman Children
Joanna and Marcus are proud parents of six children.
Marcus Freeman Salary
Marcus receives an annual salary of $5 million.
Marcus Freeman’s Net worth
Freeman has an approximate net worth of $1 million – 8 million U.S dollars.
Marcus Freeman Career
After serving as a Graduate Assistant at his alma mater in 2010, he was the assistant coach and the linebackers for Kent State in 2011–12. He was hired in January 2013 as the Purdue linebackers coach. For the 2016 season, Marcus was promoted to co-defensive coordinator.
Marcus helped transform the linebackers group into a strength for the Boilermakers, coaching future NFL players Ja’Whaun Bentley and Danny Ezechukwu. On December 13, 2016, He joined the Cincinnati Bearcats, football staff. After being one of the first hires by Luke Fickell, He transformed the Bearcats into one of the best defenses in the American Athletic Conference (AAC).
In 2018, His defense ranked among the Top-15 in the NCAA FBS in all three categories and led the AAC in rushing defense, scoring defense, and total defense. The following season, ranked among the league’s top three in rushing and total defense, and the Bearcats finished atop the 2019 AAC ranks in scoring defense for the second-straight season.
Before the end of the 2020 season, He had declined a handful of positions as linebackers coach had declined a handful of positions to remain at Cincinnati including offers of returning to Ohio State. Several national outlets had considered Freeman as one of the rising stars of the college coaching ranks. During the 2020 season, Freeman was a finalist for the Broyles Award and named the 247Sports Defensive Coordinator of the Year. On January 8, 2021, He was hired by Notre Dame as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.
On December 3, 2021, He was promoted at the University of Notre Dame to become the 30th head coach, replacing Brian Kelly, who had departed to become the head coach at Louisiana State University. Marcus is the first Tyrone Willingham. and the second African-American to lead the Irish. In 2022, following an upset loss to Marshall, Marcus Freeman became the first head coach in Notre Dame history to start his career at 0-3.